Harrisburg PA Homes for Sale Blog: How to Buy a House in Harrisburg PA - Step 4 - What to Look For in a Home

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How to Buy a House in Harrisburg PA - Step 4 - What to Look For in a Home

How to Buy a House in Harrisburg PA - Step 4 -  What to Look For in a Home.  Since you began the process of how to buy a house, and we determined what your price range is, I can advise you of available properties within that price range. At our first meeting we can review the MLS listing information for all of the qualifying properties. At that time you can decide what to look for in a home, and which properties are desirable for you.

Things to consider when you're learning how to buy a house : What to Look for in a Home!

Are you interested in a Townhouse or a Single-family home? Townhomes offer you maintenance -free living...no yard work!  But remember, you also cannot put up a swing-set, or basketball hoop.

Examine the rooms you spend the most time in - your bedroom or master suite, the kitchen, the family room. What about them works? What doesn't work? What would make them better?

What kind of a statement do you want to make with your home? How do you want people to feel when they first step inside? What impressions do you want them to leave with? Now, I bet you are figuring out how to buy a house!

 

Kitchen with granite countertops

What kind of amenities have you always wanted? Separate walk-in closets? Whirlpool tubs? Stainless steel appliances? Bigger Garage? Granite?

 

Other considerations in what to look for in a home: Do you do a lot of entertaining? If so, do you prefer casual get-togethers? Formal dinners?  A separate dining room may be needed. 

Do you have frequent guests - children, grandkids, other friends and relatives - staying with you for a period of time?

 

In considering how to buy a house and what to look for in a home, you need to think about what kind of rooms you really need, as opposed to "what rooms you're used to having".  For example, if you currently have four bedrooms and a living room, but anticipate few visitors, and seldom spend time in a formal sitting area, the space allocated to these rooms may be better applied elsewhere, or eliminated altogether.

 

Piano in a room

Do you like to read? Play the piano? Sew? Don't forget these past-times when considering how to buy a house and what to look for in a home!  

 

Do you like to watch movies? Having space to expand your home theater may be in order.

 

 

Will you be working from home? If so, you'll be spending a lot of time in a home office. When making your checklist of how to buy a house, consider your room sizes. How big does the office need to be? Should it be located on the first floor?  Will it afford enough privacy?

Do you want any outdoor living area? For outdoor entertaining? When you were thinking about how to buy a house, did a deck, patio, or enclosed porch fall on your must-have list?

All these factors will help you decide what to look for in a home.  Please don't leave this to chance. I am good at what I do, and can make your process seamless and enjoyable. Call me today at 717.514.1793, so we can pursue your quest of how to buy a house. There's never been a better time to buy! Ken@KensHomesales.com

 

Harrisburg PA Real Estate Expert

Ken Huebsch: Your premier real estate agent in the Greater Harrisburg area.  I am a specialist in Harrisburg real estate as well as the communities of Palmyra, Hershey, and Hummelstown.  My wife Leslye and I have a combined 40+ years' experience serving our clients -We KNOW Harrisburg. When you plan to buy or sell Harrisburg area real estate, allow us to work for you.  We are dedicated professionals and are here for your success. 

For more information on how we can best serve your real estate needs, please complete our online contact form or give us a call.  Also, check out what our fabulous clients have to say about us on our testimonials page!

 

Cell: (717) 514-1793            Email: Ken@KensHomesales.com

 

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Comment balloon 4 commentsKen and Leslye Huebsch • May 13 2011 11:59AM

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Excellent advice to share with those looking to purchase a home - gives them something to really look over and make decisions on "what" exactly are they looking for in a home ... and it sure beats renting. Especially with lots of inventory of homes to choose from, low interest rates & prices of homes to meet almost any budget. Very informative!

Posted by Carla Harbert, RE/MAX Omega: Lorain-Medina County Area (www.LorainCountyHomeSales.com) over 7 years ago

Carla, thank you! You are right: IT SURE BEATS RENTING!

Posted by Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793 (3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction) over 7 years ago

Very good tips for home buyers.  This month is a time of great opportunity for purchasers. The attractive prices and the very low mortgage interest rates are a winning combination.

Rainy Saturday morning walk through Kentlands. May 14, 2011. Canon PowerShot G11 camera. Photograph by Roy Kelley.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Roy, I recognized you from the flower! Thanks you for your comment!

Posted by Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793 (3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction) over 7 years ago

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